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Different opinions and views on the book. She relates events as if the are happening now, and she speeks directly to the reader. She presenters herself as misunderstood and dissatisfied in the begining of the novel.
Her 'many problems' have accumulated in her head over the years and involves her hatred of being illegitamate, he hatred of Nonna, her frustrations with living in a Sicilian culture that has 'ridiculous rules and restrictions', and 'being stuck at a school dominated by rich people'.
She believes that no-one understands her and that in her family she has 'had it worst'. Josie has become a self-centred and melodramatic adolescent who her friend Lee calls a 'snob'; who Nonna says is 'with out respect'; who Christina calls 'selfish and unreasonable'; and who Jacob describes as having ' the biggest mouth in Sydney'.
This is our heroine. She is far from perfect, but she admitds that herself, and the readers perceptions of Josie are influenced by the way she reveals herself to us.
Josie's idea of problem solving in the beginning of the story is to run. She wishes to leave behind the things that upset her. Her problems begin to come into perspective for her during the year, so that half way through the text she can say: She's a very nervous person and is afraid of getting the answer wrong in class.
She stands like stunned mullet if guys approach her. Despite her good looks, she still hasn't been kissed. The readers don't really learn much about Anna. Sera - is the most brazen person Josephine has ever met. She can look someone in the eye and lie her heart out.
Sera can bitch about a person for three hours straight and then crawl to them. She has black roots and blonde hair. She's skinny and tends to dress in what the latest rockstar is wearing. Sera has never been without a boyfriend for more than a week.
Her father thinks she's a virgin but he's dead set wrong. Sometimes Josephine really doesn't like Sera, but other times she makes her laugh. Josephine envies her because she's the stereotype of a wog, but she doesn't give a damn, she just gives the finger.
Lee - her main objective in life is to hang out with the wax heads, who think it's cool to come to school hungover.
Nobody is allowed to go to her place. Lee and Josephine have a weird relationship. They pretend to have nothing in common but can talk for hours on any topic. They pretend to come from two different parts of society.
Jacob Coote - is the gorgeous school captain of Cook High School.
He is intolerant of the opinions of others and set in his ways. The world, according to Jacob, is devided along class lines. He knows where he stands, and he has a negative view of anyone not standing in the same place as himself. He refers to John Barton as a bore and a wanker; Josie as a middle class snob, and the movie she wants to see is a pansy movie.
What you see is what you get with Jacob. Katia Nonna - Young, independent Sicilian 'gypsy' in the 's, and becomes the over protective and conservative grandmother in the 's.Oct 27, · Josephine Alibrandi at seventeen is at a turning point in her life, a year where she discovers much about her family, her friends and herself.
Write a detailed answer to each of the following, using quotations from the text: What are your impressions of Josie.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Christian concerts or local events in your church and community below, or search for something you might be interested in. Also you can get alerts of upcoming events by joining your local text club. Feb 17, · Looking for Alibrandi - Chapter 4 Plot summary Today Josie has a debate against St.
Anthony and she meets her crush, John Barton. They talk about how John Barton's dad is making him study law and become a politician. Also Poison Ivy joins . Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. Chapter Summaries Chapter 1 Josephine Alibrandi is beginning a new school year as the vice-captain of St Martha’s school in Sydney.
Ciao Tutti! We are excited to invite you all to the Italian Society Movie Night for Semester 1! We will be watching the hilarious and heart-warming film 'Looking for Alibrandi'. Nov 11, · Looking for Alibrandi is a well-khown good novel which fits in Bildungsroman genre as a result, it talks about the period of time from puberty to maturity of a high-tempered year-old girl and all the changes happen to her in a short time.